Forecasters from AccuWeather are calling for lots of snow and ice in the New Jersey region this winter. When harsh winter weather arrives in New Jersey, car accidents and vehicle collisions begin to rise.

Accidents are unavoidable but here are some tips to avoid them.

Here are some facts to keep in mind..

The most common times for winter car accidents are around 9am to 2pm so be extra aware when heading to work. The most common day of week for winter car accidents is Saturday. Friday coming in at a close second.

Accidents are unavoidable but here are some tips to avoid them.

  • Slow down when weather conditions are wet, cold or snowy.
  • Leave extra space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Avoid distractions: phone, playing with the radio, eating in the car.
  • Replace your windshield wiper blades to improve visibility.
  • Replace your tires if their treads are worn.
  • Make sure your tire pressure is at the recommended level.
  • Be calm if you start to skid.
  • Accelerate/decelerate slowly and try to avoid braking abruptly.
  • Don’t underestimate slipperiness of the roads.
  • Beware ice on bridges, underpasses, low areas or shaded areas and intersections.
  • If you’ve been in a minor accident or your car stalls, pull over and stay in your vehicle.

Stay calm but if you do get into an accident know family owned Koplin Auto Body is here to help. We treat you like you are part of the family. We are I Car Certified and have a five star rating on, Yelp and Carwise. We take all insurances and are a direct repair shop for Geico, Plymouth Rock and Liberty Mutual. We are your one stop shop with Car rentals on site. We even give you a lifetime warranty on your repairs. Located in Elizabeth.

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